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Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature

Challenge #1 in the Tamron Prize Challenge series. Hosted by Tamron Challenge, Simon Joinson.
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Give us your best Travel or Nature shot and you could win a superb SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF), which sets high-performance DSLRs free with SP engineering, F/2.8 maximum aperture and Tamron VC. To find out more about this highly praised lens check out http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/1750_vc_b005.asp. The winner of this challenge (as decided by public vote) will receive a Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC zoom lens (in Canon EF-S or Nikon mount). If the winner is a full frame user, we will substitute the SP 28-75mm F/2.8. No other substitutions will be offered. No cash alternative is available. Prizes are non transferable and non refundable. Competition open to any registered dpreview.com member, anywhere in the world.
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Something Ominous
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We went camping at Grand Canyon the last week of September 2011. The sky was hazy most of the time. The last night we were their, it rained hard and cleared out some of the haze and dramatic cloud formation was over the horizon. I was determined to go back to Mather Point before we left that morning and I was rewarded with this image.
Submitted: Friday, 21st October, 2011 06:54 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 6th September, 2011
Focal length: 24 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Notes: The shot was taken without my camera mounted on tripod. Believe or not, it was still somewhat hazy after the rain. I had to do some post processing to bring out the contrast. As you can see, I converted the image to B/W, so viewer can see the drama that I was enjoying at that moment.
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